2018-19 (archive)

Graduate Seminar in History, 1680-1850

Trinity Term 2019

The seminar will meet weekly, on Tuesdays at 4.15 p.m. in the Beckington Room, Lincoln College (ask at the college lodge for directions). Tea and coffee will be available from 4pm. Asterisked speakers are graduates in their first doctoral year, whose papers may be shorter than usual. All research students working in this period are encouraged to attend; anyone else interested is also very welcome.

30th April **Elisabeth Grass (St. Peter’s)
(1st week) “Land for parade and poverty”: John Tharp of Jamaica as English landed gentleman

7th May **Mary O’Connor (Somerville)
(2nd week) Debating society: talking politics in London and Lancashire, 1806-1817

14th May Jon Stobart (Manchester Metropolitan)
(3rd week) “It is very unpleasant to lye in such Beds”: getting comfortable in the Georgian bedchamber

21st May **Eamonn O’Keeffe (Merton)
(4th week) The Musical Armed Nation: Mass Mobilisation, Music and Politics during and after the Napoleonic Wars

28th May Frances Nolan (Maynooth)
(5th week) “They seem to make us weary of application”: “Jacobite” women and the Williamite confiscation in Ireland (joint-seminar with the Irish History group)

4th June Ben Gilding (Cambridge)
(6th week) East India Company Reform and the Ideological Origins of British India,

11th June Undergraduate Thesis Talks
(7th week) Two current undergraduates will discuss the experience and findings of their
recently-completed theses.

18th June Anna Geurts (Sheffield)
(8th week) As Long As It’s Clean: Travellers’ Disgust in Nineteenth-Century Europe

For information about the seminar, and news of forthcoming events, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oxford-seminar-in-mainly-British-History-1680-1850/123050627891042 We would be happy to post notices of interest to our group – contact perry.gauci@lincoln.ox.ac.uk

S. Skinner (Balliol); O. Cox (TORCH); B. Harris (Worcester); P. Gauci (Lincoln)


Hilary Term 2019

15th Jan. (week 1) Gareth Atkins (Cambridge) Mapping Evangelical London, c. 1770-1820: Reflections on Writing about Religious Networks
22nd Jan. (week 2) Naomi Pullin (Warwick) Best Friends and Worst Enemies: Female Negative Sociability in Britain, 1660-1775
29th Jan. (week 3) Maura Valenti (Trinity) “…and quietly accommodate themselves to the misery of the times”: Toward a Study of the Music of Catholic Ireland under the Penal Laws
5th Feb. (week 4) Maxine Berg (Warwick) Nootka Sound on the Northwest Pacific Coast: a Global Micro Trading Centre 1778-1794
12th Feb. (week 5) David Kennerley (QMUL) Towards a Sonic History of Chartism: A Case-study of Music, Sound and Politics in Mid-Nineteenth-century Leicester
19th Feb. (week 6) Nuala Zahedieh (Edinburgh) Eric Williams and William Forbes: copper, colonies, capital accumulation and the Industrial Revolution
26th Feb. (week 7) Dexnell Peters (Exeter) Trinidad and Demerara: The Southern Caribbean in the Revolutionary Era
5th March (week 8) Sophie Chessum (National Trust) Clandon Park

Michaelmas Term 2018